DESIGN YOUR LIFE. WITH YOUR MEDIA DESIGN STUDIES.
With your degree in Media Design, you create an unmistakable appearance for products, companies and brands. And you will learn which creative tools you need to do this. Cross-media strategies and concepts are just as much a part of your daily tasks as web design, video editing and app development. With your Media Design degree programme at the IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU), you will acquire creative professional skills that are required in classic advertising or media agencies as well as in publishing houses or television. Online or print - Media Design in the most diverse fields is part of your job after your bachelor's degree in Media Design.
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Choose the way you want to study Media Design at the IU
You can study your Bachelor of Media Design in various study forms. This depends entirely on how your individual everyday life looks like and what prerequisites you have when you begin your studies. The table provides you with a good overview about the benefits of the different forms of study and which model will support you best on your personal path.
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Study the way you want after graduating from high school. Campus or online – you decide.
Study on campus during the day or in the virtual lecture hall, exchange ideas with professors and fellow students and deepen your knowledge on our digital platform. This way you will benefit from the perfect mix of classic student life and flexible online studies!
Studies or work experience? Why not both?
You will study in person or virtually and learn how to put your knowledge into practice during your practical phases in a company. The perfect mix of theory and practical experience, tailored exactly to you and your needs.
* Information on accreditation and state approval can be found on the sub-page of the degree programme.
Why you should study Media Design
A university degree can open various doors for you and creates more opportunities for growth and freedom in your future. You can have more career opportunities than you would have without, and you will move up the career ladder much faster because you will be taught certain key skills that will be incredibly helpful in your specific field. Furthermore, some companies prefer academics for higher positions. Under the aspect of lifelong learning, you mainly invest in yourself and in your professional competences in the future. Plus: studying can be fun - in particular when education (like at the IU) is provided the way you want it to be.
This is how your Media Design studies at the IU can look like
We teach you comprehensive skills in the most diverse areas of Media Design. In addition to the theoretical methods of visual communication, the curriculum focuses on the practical implementation of projects. You develop ideas and implement your own concepts directly with the help of state-of-the-art software solutions. In this way, you will collect your first work for your very own individual design portfolio, which will make your career start as a Media Designer much easier.
Outlook for the future: This is what you will do after your studies
With your studies in Media Design at the IU, you can shape your career in creative professional fields. Your ideas create the connection between digital and analogue communication worlds. So your career path works ideally with digitalisation and with Media Design you are in the right place if you are looking for a career with a future. Graduates who have studied at a Media Design university like the IU are needed for small and larger companies and are employed in marketing departments, among others.
The most important questions about studying Media Design
Good news: The IU is dispensing completely with a numerus clausus (NC). You don't have to go through an exhausting selection process or get credit for waiting semesters, because none of our degree programmes have a NC. We prefer to talk to you personally and together we can find out where your talents and strengths are. And most importantly, the goals you are pursuing with your studies.
You can study Media Design in the following cities: Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Chemnitz, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt, Fulda, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Kiel, Köln, Leipzig, Lübeck, Magdeburg, Mainz, Mannheim, Mönchengladbach, München, Münster, Nürnberg, Potsdam, Ravensburg, Regensburg, Rostock, Saarbrücken, Schwerin, Stuttgart, Trier, Ulm, Würzburg, Wuppertal. And of course, at the Virtual Campus, which enables you to study anywhere in Germany.
Yes, we also make that possible at the IU. Alongside the entrance qualification in the form of an Abitur or Fachabitur, prospective students without an Abitur also have the opportunity to enter our bachelor’s programme. You can study Media Design without an Abitur if you are a state-certified technician/business economist, have a master craftsman's certificate or have completed at least two years of vocational training and have at least three years of professional experience.
Media Design takes 36, 48 or 72 months, depending on the time model you choose. If you need more time and semesters for your studies, this is also absolutely no problem.
Media Design deals with everything related to digital media. Audio-visual media, apps, web design and photography play a major role in the field of Media Design. Depending on the study programme, the focus varies, e.g. on digital topics. People working in Media Design have artistic as well as technical skills and can manage both design and production processes. In times of digitalisation, Media Design nowadays focuses largely on web design and other digital products. The difference between Media Design and Graphic or Communication Design is the focus on craft skills. Here, the focus is more on print, corporate design or packaging design, while media design deals with motion, 3D, programming or interactive design.
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